PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Pears in 2016

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Pears, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Pears, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Pesticide use on Pears by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Pears

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Pears
Fruits and Nuts
AG
04003
4003

Acres planted estimated by PUR data for pears appear to be fairly accurate. High acreage values in 1991, 1992 and 1993 are probably incorrect due to errors in the original data. In general, PUR estimates of acres planted for fruit and nut trees are more

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Pears in California in 2016


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 1,427,470 2.61 10,753 547,653
Uses:
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 1,082,390 18.2 10,253 59,353
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 77,666 2.72 8,750 28,528
Uses: Fungicide
Lime-sulfur (358)
Inorganic Not Listed 76,777 28.8 1,953 2,664
Uses: Insecticide, Fungicide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 52,323 11.4 3,192 4,590
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Ziram (629)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 30,160 4.15 3,263 7,266
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Streptomycin sulfate (3834)
Antibiotic Yes 12,003 0.21 9,544 57,090
Uses: Fungicide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,375 0.86 6,795 12,040
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Copper oxychloride (156)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 10,122 1.05 5,503 9,641
Uses: Fungicide
Mineral oil, unrefined (765, 763, 473)
Petroleum derivative-Aromatic Yes 8,757 13.6 422.0 644.0
Note! Data for Mineral oil, unrefined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Herbicide, Fungicide
Oxytetracycline hydrochloride (1798)
Antibiotic Yes 7,152 0.14 7,782 52,269
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Glyphosate, potassium salt (5820)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 5,833 1.70 3,491 3,430
Uses: Herbicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 5,184 1.26 4,287 4,103
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 4,688 0.15 5,852 31,446
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap or Surfactant
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Yes 4,345 1.53 2,907 2,837
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,908 0.14 4,771 28,503
Uses: Adjuvant
Calcium oxytetracycline (3832)
Antibiotic Not Listed 3,060 0.21 4,418 14,274
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Dodine (245)
Guanidine Yes 2,757 1.30 1,886 2,118
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Carbaryl (105)
N-Methyl Carbamate Yes 1,934 2.51 771.6 771.6
Uses: Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator, Nematicide
Methoxyfenozide (5698)
Diacylhydrazine Not Listed 1,441 0.27 4,545 5,429
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Fatty acids, methyl esters (389)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 1,410 1.25 1,365 1,126
Uses: Adjuvant
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 1,307 3.10 987.1 421.5
Uses: Herbicide
Frontalin + alpha-pinene mixture (3996)
Pheromone Not Listed 1,097 0.26 3,348 4,168
Uses: Pheromone
Glufosinate-ammonium (3946)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,026 1.05 2,389 974.6
Uses: Herbicide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 957.5 0.61 3,487 1,581
Uses: Herbicide
Triflumizole (2260)
Azole Not Listed 945.9 0.38 2,239 2,475
Uses: Fungicide
Naphthalene acetic acid, potassium salt (861)
Naphthalene acetic acid derivative Not Listed 890.9 0.11 8,381 8,286
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
Kresoxim-methyl (5451)
Strobin Yes 808.4 0.19 4,647 4,274
Uses: Fungicide
Reynoutria sacchalinensis (5823)
Microbial Not Listed 778.6 0.12 1,235 6,672
Uses: Fungicide, Plant Growth Regulator
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 742.5 2.80 762.9 264.8
Uses: Herbicide
Polyether modified polysiloxane (5223)
Silicone Not Listed 688.5 0.10 1,828 6,735
Uses: Adjuvant
Paraquat dichloride (1601)
Bipyridylium Yes 663.7 1.32 882.7 503.4
Uses: Herbicide
Buprofezin (3947)
Unclassified Not Listed 628.1 1.25 993.2 504.5
Uses: Insect Growth Regulator
Tall oil (2912)
Botanical Not Listed 594.3 0.02 4,581 27,942
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper oxide (ous) (175)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 593.5 3.70 104.9 160.4
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 590.7 2.28 718.5 259.1
Uses: Herbicide
Phosmet (335)
Organophosphorus Yes 568.7 3.31 154.5 172.0
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 545.5 1.15 416.9 472.5
Uses: Adjuvant
Copper sulfate (basic) (162)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 529.7 0.73 541.0 730.0
Uses: Fungicide, Algaecide, Molluscicide
E,E-8,10-dodecadien-1-ol (1851)
Pheromone Not Listed 520.5 0.10 5,060 5,039
Uses: Pheromone
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 488.3 1.15 1,170 426.1
Uses: Herbicide
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 458.5 0.76 868.1 603.1
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Modified phthalic glycerol alkyd resin (1159)
Polymer Not Listed 454.6 0.28 400.5 1,600
Uses: Adjuvant
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 442.5 0.09 5,189 4,830
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 442.3 0.63 845.6 707.5
Uses: Insecticide
Spinetoram (XDE-175-J) (5946)
Spinosyn Not Listed 331.2 0.10 3,264 3,162
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenazate (5657)
Unclassified Not Listed 319.5 0.44 987.1 734.2
Uses: Insecticide
Cyprodinil (4000)
Pyrimidine Not Listed 266.9 0.12 2,474 2,231
Uses: Fungicide
Ammonium sulfate (1363)
Inorganic Not Listed 260.5 0.18 1,823 1,476
Uses: Herbicide, pH Adjustment
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 255.8 0.23 778.0 1,134
Uses: Adjuvant

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Pears in 2016

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
1,427,470 2.61 10,753 547,653 11,460
Sacramento (34)
830,907 2.39 5,139 347,235 4,289
Lake (17)
290,142 3.34 2,022 86,879 3,524
Mendocino (23)
129,908 2.61 1,346 49,867 1,190
Yolo (57)
67,368 5.25 340.0 12,844 329
Fresno (10)
41,250 1.72 898.6 23,927 782
Solano (48)
27,379 3.15 307.4 8,678 183
Yuba (58)
18,831 6.25 155.9 3,013 222
San Joaquin (39)
6,286 0.94 160.0 6,700 226
El Dorado (09)
4,859 6.64 72.6 731.9 135
Tulare (54)
3,719 0.80 143.5 4,626 216
Sutter (51)
3,548 5.09 45.2 696.8 47
Madera (20)
1,844 1.80 43.0 1,024 24
Contra Costa (07)
552.9 1.38 24.0 400.0 21
Sonoma (49)
229.5 0.96 12.1 239.4 41
Placer (31)
193.4 2.82 5.75 68.0 45
Stanislaus (50)
160.1 0.72 11.5 221.7 52
Merced (24)
62.0 0.95 - 65.0 10
Colusa (06)
54.7 0.20 40.0 274.0 20
Santa Cruz (44)
53.3 4.35 28.4 12.2 7
Kings (16)
34.7 1.93 1.00 18.0 16
San Diego (37)
33.6 5.61 4.50 6.00 8
Kern (15)
16.4 0.34 15.5 48.0 7
Siskiyou (47)
14.2 2.53 0.70 5.60 6
San Mateo (41)
6.75 0.15 4.00 44.0 11
San Luis Obispo (40)
5.10 0.59 2.00 8.63 11
Santa Barbara (42)
5.10 0.82 1.00 6.25 5
Shasta (45)
3.93 3.02 0.35 1.30 10
Marin (21)
1.08 - - - 6
Napa (28)
0.55 0.52 0.15 1.06 6
San Benito (35)
0.34 0.06 3.00 5.50 2
Glenn (11)
0.20 0.08 2.50 2.50 1
Butte (04)
0.11 0.07 0.50 1.50 3
Trinity (53)
0.06 0.06 2.00 1.00 2
Calaveras (05)
0.04 0.22 0.10 0.20 2
Nevada (29)
0.03 0.19 - 0.14 1
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.